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    Daniel Samohin

    17-year-old Daniel will make his debut on the senior Grand Prix this season at the Cup of China. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to Russian parents, but lives and trains in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Daniel used to skate for the US until switching to Israel in the 2013-14 season. He is coached by his dad Igor, and his mother Irina is listed as his choreographer. He also has an older brother, Stanislav, who used to skate for Russia. Daniel is the current Israeli men's national champion.

    ISU Bio:

    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034509.htm

    ISU Personal Best combined score: 209.93 at the 2015 European Championships

    Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Samohin

    Tracings.net:

    http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html


    Social media:

    Instagram: danny_salmon

    https://www.facebook.com/daniel.samohin

    Programs & Highlights

    2014-15:

    8th at JGP Slovenia, 16th at JGP Croatia, 10th at the Euros, 8th at Junior Worlds

    SP: "Still Loving You" by the Scorpions

    2015 Euros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK6pTc1SK00
    2015 World Junior Championship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aozzpP4Wamo

    FS: "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" by Robert Rodriguez

    2015 Euros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GkjpNmn_cM
    2015 World Junior Championship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRr0g6WQa9w

    2013-14:

    3rd at JGP Mexico, 4th at JGP Czech Republic, 12th at Junior Worlds

    SP: "Road of the Gypsies" by Nikolai Erdenko

    2013 Junior Grand Prix Mexico (he won bronze here) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaopZYAKOKU
    2014 World Junior Championship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMXpSuMnock

    FS: "Hip Hop Tango" by DJ

    2013 Junior Grand Prix Mexico - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMoi_51UN4
    2014 World Junior Championship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O7BuDZS5kg

    Same tango program, as a novice at the 2013 US Nationals:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtPilQuhSuY

    Other interesting media:

    "A Young Immigrant's Olympic Dream": A 2010 article on the US Dept. of Homeland Security website, about the Samohin family and their moves from Russia to Israel to the U.S.

    "Etching Gold on Ice": Another article from 2010 that talks about Daniel's skating accomplishments and what it is like for him to be coached by his father.

    July 2015 interview for Icenetwork
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    Daniel caught my eye on the JGP last season, and I was very impressed with him at the Euros. Consistency is an issue, but I think he is a very good performer, with interesting programs and a lot of potential. He seems to be friendly with everyone he meets as well. Good luck in seniors, Daniel!

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    The family has interested me since I saw Daniel at US Nationals win fourth in novices in 2013.

    He did so well at Europeans this season! Congratulations to Daniel for getting a GP next season!

    You might want to add his competititive info from
    http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html and his ISU bio



    Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-15-2015 at 10:39 PM.

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    Samohin also does the best Chan imitations:
    https://instagram.com/p/lcqagBRS7I/
    https://instagram.com/p/lcxKjrRS2i/

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelia View Post
    It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I watched that. It would have gone flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    The family has interested me since I saw Daniel at US Nationals win fourth in novices in 2013.

    He did so well at Europeans this season! Congratulations to Daniel for getting a GP next season!

    You might want to add his competititive info from
    http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html and his ISU bio
    I edited my post.

    Quote Originally Posted by adelia View Post
    I forgot about these...it's really uncanny!

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    Looking good

    I had not seen the Chan impressions before! Too funny

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    Daniel won the Philadephia Summer International competition today with a score of 188.77.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKOMcAYWIAA9gUS.jpg

    Video of his SP (same Scorpions program from last season). The FS hasn't been uploaded yet. Kind of a rough skate, but I imagine his wasn't the only one.

    https://www.facebook.com/TheSkatingL...type=2&theater

    Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 2h2 hours ago
    Daniel Samohin hit quad toe, quad Sal & triple Axel to start his free, then missed a few. 125.36 Hey, it's July. #PSIC


    I didn't even realize this competition was happening now, but congratulations to Daniel!

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    Good job, Daniel!

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    I like it that more skaters are trying to combine two diffrent quads

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    New interview with Daniel - I love that they asked about his PChan impression

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/07/20/137529082

    And a nice interview with Alexei Krasozhon at the bottom as well.

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    huh, it semms more guys will be going for 3 quads fs this season

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    I'm all for ambition, but I think it might behoove the guys to establish a little consistency first. Not just Daniel, but Moris K., Kovtun...who else is going for 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I'm all for ambition, but I think it might behoove the guys to establish a little consistency first. Not just Daniel, but Moris K., Kovtun...who else is going for 3?
    ..Hanyu, Boyang Jin ( he may even go for 4 !! )

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    Duh...how could I forget about Yuzuru? Monday morning brain fog...

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